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Saturday is time to ‘Pray Connellsville’

By Mark Hofmann 7:22 a.m.
Saturday will be the day to “Pray Connellsville,” a one-of-a-kind prayer service in Connellsville. Volunteers from various churches will offer prayers for the city. “A while back, it became clear to me one of the greatest strengths the church has is the ability to pray and have God intercede and …

Police hunt for North Union shooter

By Tribune-Review
State police in Fayette County are seeking information on a shooting that left two people wounded in North Union Wednesday night. Jared William Rivera, 29, of Uniontown, and Mark Samuel Goldbert, 29, of Clarksburg, W. Va., were shot at 8:26 …

Defense: Friendship led to death penalty pursuit in Fayette case

By Liz Zemba
An assistant district attorney told a Fayette County judge that the fact she was high school classmates with the sister of a homicide victim had no bearing on her boss’s decision to seek the death penalty against the accused killer. …

Millertown church to hold Word of Life program kickoff

By Pam Porterfield
Millertown Community Church will hold its Word of Life children’s program kickoff night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Theme this year is “Hop, Skip and Jump.” There will be lots of fun, food and games. The program is open to children …

Dunbar continues clean-up efforts after flood

By Karl Polacek
Volunteers from Dunbar and surrounding communities are helping the residents of the small Fayette County town clean up after it suffered flooding for the second …

Fayette prison board wants to cut crowding

By Liz Zemba
With plans for a new Fayette County jail on hold despite two years of planning, the prison board on Wednesday discussed ways to cut back on crowding at the 125-year-old facility in Uniontown. Warden Brian Miller said the jail had …

Suit against Fayette County youth league dismissed

By Liz Zemba
A teenage softball player whose parents filed a civil lawsuit when she broke her leg sliding into home plate was a formidable opponent on the field this year, according to a league official, but her parents did not fare as …

Fayette County parents charged with endangering children, cruelty to animals

By Liz Zemba
Two Fayette County parents who forced their children to climb through an apartment window to get food and who had a dead dog chained in their backyard are charged with child endangerment and cruelty to animals, police said. Redstone police …

Fayette County communities proceed with proposed land bank to fight blight

By Karl Polacek
Officials from several of the communities meeting to discuss blight in Fayette County met again on Tuesday evening in Connellsville City Hall to lay out plans they deem necessary to form a land bank. Only Connellsville, South Connellsville and Uniontown …

30 days to decide fate of WCVI

By Mark Hofmann
Leighton Simpson from New Jersey has 30 days to take official ownership of the former WCVI radio station building or the crumbling structure will go back into the hands of the county where officials will have to make a decision …

Parade of Mustangs to kick off Connellsville’s Mum Festival

By Nancy Henry
The 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang will be celebrated with an all-Mustang parade that kicks off the Downtown Connellsville 5th Annual Mum Festival . …

Fayette SPCA closure causes void

By Liz Zemba
The closure of the Fayette SPCA has left communities scrambling to find alternatives for dog control. For now, a Westmoreland County kennel will fill part of the void left by the closure of the 100-year-old facility. “Everybody’s doing the same …

Quarantine lifted for most Fayette dogs

By Bob Stiles
The state lifted a quarantine on Monday on most dogs moved from the Fayette County SPCA to a building in Youngwood operated by Animal Friends …

Connellsville walkers get dose of railroad talk, tracing trains’ track

By Karl Polacek
It may have been warm and muggy with rain showers, but that did little to deter the crowds who walked through Connellsville to learn about …

Connellsville Health Board revisits proposed blight ordinance

By Karl Polacek
Problems with old, abandoned or vacant structures took up most of Connellsville Health Board’s meeting on Monday evening, but the discussions eventually centered on the vacant and abandoned building ordinance. The ordinance passed its first reading before city council last …

Uniontown man will serve prison term for arson

By Tribune-Review
A Uniontown man was sentenced on Monday to five to 10 years in prison for arson and criminal mischief. Senior Judge Gerald Solomon imposed the sentence on Walter Sparks, 59, who pleaded guilty in July to the charges. Sparks was …

Area Scouts earn badge at Connellsville airport

By Marilyn Forbes
A Boy Scout can earn more than 130 merit badges, covering everything from pottery to archery. A large group of approximately 20 worked together on …

Brownsville man sentenced in bar shooting

By Tribune-Review
A Brownsville man was sentenced Monday to serve four to 10 years in prison for firing a gun into a bar, striking two people. Damion Ethridge in July pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm into an occupied …

Lions Square Summer Concert Series will conclude Sunday

By Tribune-Review
Sunday will be the grand finale of a very successful Lions Square Summer Concert Series. The Del Sols will play at the gazebo, starting at 4:30 p.m. You can relax and listen to classic rock, a few country favorites and …

Connellsville woman challenges residents to help displaced animals

By Karl Polacek
The recent round of ice bucket challenges gave Tammy Mader of Connellsville an idea. An animal lover, she wanted to do something to help the …

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